Clinical Mental Health Counseling

With a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, you will be prepared to function as a licensed mental health counselor in healthcare, residential, private practice, community agency, governmental, business and industrial settings. As part of the requirements for this graduate degree, you will receive field training in a practicum of your choice. The goal is to help you develop skills and experience that directly relate to your interests and future career. The evening class schedule allows you the flexibility to continue working while completing your degree.

Admissions Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  • Have taken between nine and 12 hours of undergraduate coursework in psychology (may be augmented by coursework in closely related fields and/or reflect life experience)
  • Must have commitment to counseling profession
  • Quality written and oral communication skills are highly desired

Steps to Apply

  • Complete an application form (plus $20 fee if submitting the paper application).
  • Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended.
    • Must be sent directly from the registrar of institution(s) attended.
  • Submit a DD214 form (United States veterans only).
  • Submit a concise, typed, two-page statement of your professional goals, including why you wish to become a licensed counselor. You could also include specific training objectives and long-term career goals following graduation. Submit to cpadm@sf.edu.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation, at least one professional and one academic reference. Must be submitted using our department form.
  • After the Office of Admissions has received the above-listed materials, you will be required to interview with the Psychology and Counseling Admissions Committee.